Tis The Season To Be Trash Free

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Written By Krupa Patel, Trash Free Schools Coordinator It’s said that 25 percent more trash is thrown away during the holiday months. My family and I make every effort to be trash free, especially during the holidays. From excessive wrapping paper and extra food waste, our communities and landfills are overflowing. I challenge you to make… Read more »

Craft Time With Nature Nuts

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Take a look at some of the artistic pieces made by our Nature Nuts participants this past fall! Nature Nuts Craft Examples Woodland/Fairy Houses  Children take a nature hike to collect natural materials found along the trails or shorelines to construct their own woodland/fairy houses.             Children’s Garden Scarecrow As… Read more »

We’re Thankful for Creepy Critters

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Spooky season may be gone, but creepy critters remain in our waterways…and that’s great! Small critters who live in the water and don’t have a backbone (our students know them as “macroinvertebrates”) are a very important part of our aquatic habitats. Plus, they can help us figure out the water quality of our streams and rivers.   … Read more »

Birding on the Birdwalk

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This has been a strange year for everyone, however, not everything has been bad. With the roar of traffic absent, birders in the metropolitan area have been able to enjoy their passion in a way not possible for several decades. The constant hum of traffic has been replaced with the songs of birds and choruses… Read more »

Alice Ferguson Foundation Leads Multi-Sector Conversation on Ending Local Plastic Pollution

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Businesses share insight on finding solutions to plastic pollution Arlington, VA – The Alice Ferguson Foundation convened more than one hundred fifty policymakers, nonprofit partners, and local business owners for a one-day conference on solutions to local trash pollution. Now in its 12th year, the 2018 Trash Summit, themed “Business Solutions to Plastic Pollution” featured… Read more »

4 Quotes for Environmental Educators to Live By

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By: Christina Morgal, Communications Intern Did you know that every year we help local teachers bring the wonder of the outdoors into their classrooms? Our summer workshops bring teachers out to their local parks to prepare for and experience the Bridging The Watershed activities their students will do in the upcoming school year. After taking… Read more »

Never Too Young To Make a Difference: 5th Graders Divert School Waste from Landfills

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This past school year, hundreds of students from around the region participated in the Trash Free Schools program. Students learned about waste production, the impacts of litter on the environment and took action to clean up their communities and waterways. Through a Community Stormwater Solutions grant from the District Department of Energy and Environment (DOEE),… Read more »